Preserve the land, atmosphere and wildlife through sustainable environmental approaches.

The planning, construction and operation of pipelines involve hundreds (if not thousands) of engineers and environmental specialists, including biologists, agrologists, hydrologists and wildlife experts. They work together to protect all aspects of the environment at every stage in the pipeline life cycle, minimizing the impact on the water, wildlife, land and climate.

Priority Commitments

The CEPA Integrity First® guidance document for Environmental Stewardship is under development and will build on the foundation of member expertise and practices currently followed:

Protect wildlife and vegetation

  • Choose a route with the least impact.
  • Minimize the impact during construction.
  • Return the land to its natural state after construction.
  • Monitor wildlife activity to limit impact.

Protect water

  • Find the least impactful place to cross watercourses.
  • Choose the safest way to build.
  • Add extra protection for waterways.
  • Restore the land to its natural state after construction.

Reduce emissions

  • Design storage facilities to reduce emissions.
  • Monitor to minimize and recover vapours.
  • Increase compressor efficiency.
  • Improve maintenance practices.
  • Stop fugitive emissions.

Priority Stage

Priority Stage

The Integrity First cycle ensures that each priority is put through a six-stage cycle that is supported by CEPA and built on a solid foundation of strategic communications and change management.
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